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Erika
Expert November 2017

Hand Foot Mouth

Erika, on October 18, 2017 at 11:12 AM Posted in Planning 0 36
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I'm thinking of keeping my 4 year old daughter home from school for the remainder of the week.

Her Preschool sent a paper home yesterday from school warning that a child at the school is showing symptoms of hand foot mouth. Then I noticed today that it's her BFF has it. She has sores all around her mouth.

My FH somehow caught hand foot mouth a few years ago and was miserable for 10 days with blisters everywhere.

Our wedding is 15 days away and I don't want to risk my daughter catching it.

Am I being crazy for wanting to keep her home?? Fyi-its a private preschool that we pay for and they don't take attendance.

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Latest activity by Cassie, on October 18, 2017 at 8:18 PM
  • Riya
    Super November 2018
    Riya ·
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    I would keep her home.

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  • Mermaid
    VIP November 2017
    Mermaid ·
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    I'd call a doctor, not an online forum.

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  • Stephanie
    Expert March 2017
    Stephanie ·
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    You are not crazy. I would keep her home. My friend's child got it and it was horrible. Especially with your upcoming wedding, I wouldn't risk it.

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  • QueSeraSera
    VIP December 2017
    QueSeraSera ·
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    Yes, it's highly contagious so I'd keep her at home too.

    I'm a preschool teacher and it drives me insane when parents send their kids to school sick. I'm sure you have parents like that in your daughter's class so I wouldn't risk sending her & having her catch it so close to your wedding.

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  • Cheyenne
    Devoted November 2018
    Cheyenne ·
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    I would call your pediatrician first; but if it were my child - she'd be staying home.

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  • Mrs. Coakley
    Master June 2017
    Mrs. Coakley ·
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    I'd keep her home and go in for a check up just for prevention purposes

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  • Susan
    VIP December 2017
    Susan ·
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    As a former preschool teacher, that shit is contagious af, so I'd keep her home. I'd also be calling the pediatrician because there's a chance she's already been exposed- I can't remember the incubation time off the top of my head but I do recall that it's basically before the sores appear.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    Definitely keep her home. My son had that when he was 2 it ran rapid through his day care and he was miserable. Luckily we didn't catch it!

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  • Madison
    Expert September 2018
    Madison ·
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    I'd keep her home. At her age it's honestly not a big deal.

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  • Laura
    Beginner October 2017
    Laura ·
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    You are not crazy. I quit my last job, as a nanny, because they always made me come in when the kids were sick with no warning. I was sick all the time.

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  • muriel
    Champion June 2018
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    If her BFF has it, she may already have been exposed. Keep in mind that if it is spreading around the school there will likely be contagious children there for the next few weeks, as it is passed around from person to person. Once a person has symptoms, they are generally considered contagious for 7-10 days but the virus can actually linger in their feces for several weeks. It spreads because kids aren't the best hand washers after using the toilet.

    Good luck!

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  • Monica
    Dedicated June 2018
    Monica ·
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    Its preschool its fine if she misses a few days, don't worry about it

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  • Raina
    Super October 2017
    Raina ·
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    I'd want to keep her home too, not just for her sake but for you and FH too. I think she is young enough that it will be okay. It's really going around one of my clients came in three weeks ago and she's a teacher and was telling me it's running rampant. Be careful!

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  • Danielle
    Super March 2018
    Danielle ·
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    I am surprised the daycare is letting the child stay with something like that. I worked in preschool for 8 years and if something like that popped up we called the parent and the child had to have a doctors note to come back.

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  • Melaina
    Super November 2017
    Melaina ·
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    Not crazy at all, I would keep her home too.

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  • soontobeMrs.Ellis
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    soontobeMrs.Ellis ·
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    That child shouldn't at school If they have something contiguous like that. But if it was me I'd keep her hold.

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  • Future Mrs. Greene
    Savvy June 2018
    Future Mrs. Greene ·
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    I don't think you're being ridiculous for keeping her home. I hope she doesn't get it!

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  • Tracy
    Dedicated October 2018
    Tracy ·
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    I would keep her home.

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  • N
    Devoted March 2018
    Norma ·
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    I would keep her home. I read that the contagious period is during the fever. But to be careful I would keep her home wedding or not. That stuff sucks and spreads quick.

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  • Nicole
    VIP November 2017
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    I would keep her home if you can. But also call your.doctor and ask them about it.

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